NBC Plans Special on Prince’s Environmentalism

by | April 27, 2010 at 2:44 PM | TV News

NEW YORK – Britain’s Prince Charles will be featured on NBC later this year in a film about his environmental work.

The network said Tuesday it will show ‘Harmony,’ a movie about the prince and his view that people have lost the understanding of how to live in harmony with the natural world. It features business and environmental leaders working for a better balance.

Paul Telegdy, head of alternative programming at NBC, said Prince Charles was mocked as the “tree-hugging prince” when he first started talking about many of these issues. Telegdy knows – he’s a Brit who worked for the BBC.

“I always thought of him as one of the leading environmental activists on the planet,” he said.

The film also includes clips from an interview Prince Charles did about the environment in 1988 with future Nobel Prize winner Al Gore.

The special will air in November, part of NBC Universal’s fourth annual week of programming promoting green lifestyles.

NBC Universal executive Lauren Zalaznick said a week of programs promoting healthy lifestyles will launch June 21. They include a healthy food version of ‘Top Chef‘ on Bravo, a ‘Be Well, Be Happy’ series on NBC News programs and details about health problems faced by Hispanics that will air on the Telemundo network.

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